Joseph Michaels

Friday, March 3rd, 2017 - 12:27 pm

Based in Stuttgart, Germany since 2008, experimentation has continuously played a role in Joseph Michaels’ creative output, which has branched out over time to include other artistic disciplines and various forms of extra-musical communication, such as video, speech samples, and theatrics. Michaels’ works have been performed in North America, Central America, South America, Europa, and Africa by leading performers, including ensemble cross.art, Invading Pleasures, Geoffrey Deibel, Bugallo-Williams Piano Duo, Stephen Mattingly, Thürmchen Ensemble, Neue Vocalsolisten, Rohan de Saram, and Ensemble SurPlus. His music has been broadcast several times on Germany radio and performed at Acht Brücken, Curitiba Biennial, Gaudeamus, ISCM Miami, and Alia Musica.

Michaels is also active in bringing music from other composers and performers to the stage. He works on the board of the Stuttgart Kollektiv für aktuelle Musik (Stuttgart Collective for Current Music), a promoter of experimental music in Souther Germany which he helped to found in January 2015. He has also collaborated closely on several projects with ensemble cross.art since 2010.